March 18, 2010

John Stephens of the Little Theatre on the Square; Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana

On the Thursday edition of "Live and Local," I'll visit with John Stephens of the Little Theatre on the Square in Sullivan about their current production, 2 Pianos 4 Hands, a musical comedy about two boys trying for concert pianist stardom. And I'll talk with two star performers in Saturday's concert in Champaign by the Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana.


March 12, 2010

Parkland College Theatre’s Randi Collins Hard; Danville Symphony concertmaster Margaret Jones

On the Friday edition of "Live and Local," I'll talk with Randi Collins Hard, director of the current Parkland College Theatre production, "The Father of the Bride," in Champaign through this weekend. And we'll meet Margaret Jones, concertmaster of the Danville Symphony, who solos with the orchestra this Saturday. She'll play her violin a bit for us live.

[NOTE: We regret that this program was scheduled but did not air.]


March 08, 2010

Early music vocal quartet Gravitación

Gravitación is the name of a vocal quartet specializing in early music, currently in residence at Millikin University. On Monday, they'll celebrate the release of their second CD with a party and mini-concert in Champaign. We'll have three members of the group in the studio with us on the Monday edition of "Live and Local," to sing and play excerpts from the CD.


March 05, 2010

Singer, guitarist and accordionist Cynthia Hopkins

Singer, guitarist and accordionist Cynthia Hopkins has been honored for her work as a writer, composer, musician, and creator of unique music/theater projects featuring her band, Gloria Deluxe. The band will perform in the Afterglow at Krannert Center in Urbana twice this weekend, and they'll be my guests on the Friday edition of "Live and Local," performing live in our studio.


March 04, 2010

Choreographer Mark Morris; Scott Ferguson of the Collegiate Chorale at Illinois Wesleyan University

The Mark Morris Dance Group is at the Krannert Center in Urbana this week for its 10th consecutive residency, with concerts Friday and Saturday night-as always, featuring live music. Mark Morris himself will be my guest on the Thursday edition of "Live and Local." I'll also talk with Scott Ferguson, conductor of the Collegiate Chorale at Illinois Wesleyan University, about the group's upcoming tour.


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